The Wall Street Journal

Why Americans are eating a sunscreen ingredient in their frozen pizza

Why Americans are eating a sunscreen ingredient in their frozen pizza
Titanium dioxide is generally added to foods to make them look more appealing. (Image: Scott Semler for The Wall Street Journal, styling by Allie Ayers)
The Wall Street Journal
By Andrea PetersenIf you have heard of titanium dioxide at all, you probably know it as an ingredient in sunscreen. But it is also used in lots of foods, from pizza and salsa to frosting and candy – and now, there is growing concern about the potential health risks of eating it.The ingredient helps block the sun’s rays when we slather it on our skin at the beach. Food makers use it to brighten up colours – think whiter mozzarella on your frozen pizza or more vibrant hues in your Skittles. Some research, mainly in animals,...

More Health

Health NZ: fewer billion-dollar hospital projects, more staging
Infrastructure

Health NZ: fewer billion-dollar hospital projects, more staging

The centralised agency wants to change how NZ delivers health infrastructure.

Insurers pocketed $82b for conditions no doctor treated
Health

Insurers pocketed $82b for conditions no doctor treated

Questionable diagnoses of HIV and other diseases triggered extra Medicare payouts.

Kiwibank director joins Evolution Healthcare as chair
News in Brief

Kiwibank director joins Evolution Healthcare as chair

Scott Pickering has been appointed chair of Evolution Healthcare and director of Fidelity Life.Evolution Healthcare is a private healthcare operator and Fidelity Life is New Zealand’s largest locally-owned life insurer.His position at Evolution Healthcare began on Monday and the...

Staff reporters 01 Jul 2024
Health and Safety Reform: Watch the road not the cones
Opinion

Jeff Sissons: Health and Safety Reform: Watch the road not the cones

This govt and the previous one have been starving the health and safety system of funding.

Jeff Sissons 19 Jun 2024